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K-State Today Student Edition

March 28, 2012

Reading by author Rebecca Makkai on Friday

By Karin Westman

Fiction writer Rebecca Makkai

Fiction writer Rebecca Makkai will read from her work at 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 30, in the K-State Student Union's Little Theatre. The reading is free and open to the public.

A Chicago-based writer, Makkai's first novel, "The Borrower," from Viking in June 2011, is a Booklist top 10 debut, an Indie Next pick, an O magazine selection and one of Chicago magazine's choices for best fiction of 2011.

"Rarely is a first novel as smart and engaging and learned and funny and moving as 'The Borrower,'" writes Richard Russo, Pulitizer Prize-winning author of "Empire Falls." "Rebecca Makkai is a writer to watch, as sneakily ambitious as she is unpretentious."

Makkai has a master of arts from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English and a bachelor of arts from Washington and Lee University. Her short fiction has been anthologized in "The Best American Short Stories" for four consecutive years, 2008-2011, as well as "The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009," "New Stories from the Midwest" and "Best American Fantasy." She has also been a featured author on Public Radio International’s "Selected Shorts."

The reading is sponsored by the department of English, the department of  women's studies and CreWE, Creative Writing Enthusiasts.